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Where to eat in Whitstable
Published 14 March 2022

Cool, trendy Whitstable, with its pretty beach huts, fishermen’s cottages and working harbour, remains a magical spot. The Sportsman in nearby Seasalter established a beachhead 20 plus years ago, and Stephen Harris’s pioneering produce-first approach is still worth the pilgrimage, but a table here requires planning ahead. For a more spur of the moment trip there are plenty of places to enjoy.

A thriving café culture means you’re never far from a good pit stop for a refuel. Now that tucked-away bakery Grain and Hearth has opened a café right on Oxford Street, it’s easier to spot. Pop in for excellent coffee, sourdough croissant, grilled cheese toastie or shakshouka eggs, and do ...

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